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Liverpool's Unprecedented Achievement At Stoke City

Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring Chelsea's third goal with teammate Cesar Azpilicueta during their 3-1 win over Bournemouth last night Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring Chelsea's third goal with teammate Cesar Azpilicueta during their 3-1 win over Bournemouth last night
Montrelle Montesinos | 20 Abril, 2017, 13:41

And former Aston Villa and Manchester United striker Dublin believes Klopp made the right call at the right time, with both Firmino and Coutinho getting on the scoresheet in the second half.

Liverpool's medical staff were hoping they could avoid an operation but the decision has been taken to write off the forward's campaign and get him fit again for pre-season.

The Baggies are chasing their highest ever Premier League finish but suffered a 1-0 defeat by Southampton last time out.

"We want to qualify for the Champions League", Klopp added.

Coutinho provided the leveller for Liverpool with a history-making 30th Premier League goal, slotting in after a scramble in the Stoke box, and his fellow Brazilian Firmino turned the game around for Liverpool just 126 seconds later.

The win leaves Liverpool in third place, as Klopp looks for his side to secure a fifth win in seven league games against West Brom on Sunday at the Hawthorns.

"I did not expect Liverpool to fight back and win on Saturday".

Klopp's side came from a goal behind to overcome the Potters by two goals to one at the Bet365 Stadium, with second-half substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino's goals proving sufficient to deny the hosts three points.

"Sadio will, we're pretty sure, need surgery", admitted Klopp. "The manager decided [to put me on the bench] because I was not 100 per cent".

"That is what I half-expected when I saw him after the game".

Jamie Redknapp thinks Liverpool need a player like Tottenham ace Son Heung-min.

"The only thing we think is about building a line-up for Stoke City (on Saturday) - and that's a real challenge today, actually - and how we can be as strong as possible there and win the game".

"He feels much better but we will have to see if we can bring him tomorrow".

It was hard to decide, but finally everything went well so I'm happy.

Former Liverpool star Dominic Matteo feels the Reds have got huge character in their squad due to their ability to win points from losing positions.